NEWS BRIEF: Physician Assistant graduates earn 100 percent pass rate on national exam


Marywood’s Physician Assistant program graduates. Photo credit: Marywood Marketing and Communications

Briana Ryan

Marywood University’s 2018 Physician Assistant graduates earned a 100 percent first-time pass rate on their national exam for the second year in a row.

The Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) is the national examination given to graduating physician assistants and must be passed to be eligible for a license in all 50 states.

Last year’s national average for students passing the exam on the first try was 97 percent. Physician Assistant Program Director Abigail Davis said the rate is evidence of the students’ hard work.

“It is a culmination of the hard work and dedication shown by these students over their two years in the PA program at Marywood,” said Davis. “The faculty and staff of the PA program are very proud of them and look forward to working with them as colleagues in healthcare.”

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